Heartbound

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    Heartbound

    Hjertelandet

    Directed by

    Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden

    2018

    90 min

    • English
    • Danish
    • Thai

    Documentary

    TIFF Docs - Toronto IFF

    An epic drama on cross-cultural marriages between Thai women and Danish fishermen, directed by Janus Metz (Armadillo, True Detective, Borg Vs Mc Enroe). Over a decade the director follows four couples as they struggle to find a way out of poverty and loneliness and see their children grow up to heap the seeds or pay the price of their mothers choices. A different kind of love story.

    Awards

    • Best Documentary - Zurich FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Sommai Molbæk
    Niels Jørgen Molbæk
    Jarinya Andersen
    Kjeld B. Andersen
    Saowalak Nielsen
    John Nielsen
    Frank Andersen
    Prasoet Navoram
    Saengrawi Ainchan-Saa
    Titakorn Phoothanonnok
    Nuntawat Tantiang
    Cinematography
    Henrik Bohn Ipsen
    Editing
    Marion Seraina Tuor
    Søren Ebbe
    Music
    Uno Helmersson
    Sales
    AUTLOOK FILMSALES
    Production
    MAGIC HOUR FILMS
    Production
    METZ FILM
    Production
    UPFRONT FILMS
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    BALDR FILM
    Production
    VILDA BOMBEN FILM
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    FILM I VAST
    Festival Bookings
    DANISH FILM INSTITUTE

    Press

    An intriguing humanist story dealing with the complexities of life, love, and survival.

    Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

    Janus Metz

    Janus Metz

    Denmark

    Janus Metz was born in 1974 in Denmark. After a first short documentary in 2006, TOWNSHIP BOYS, he makes himself known thanks to his two TV documentaries LOVE ON DELIVERY and TICKET TO PARADISE. He had his international breakthrough with his documentary ARMADILLO which was awarded the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique in Cannes in 2010, and selected for IDFA Amsterdam's Reflecting Images. The film has since been shown at over 50 film festivals winning numerous awards.
    With his debut narrative feature BORG/MCENROE (2017), Metz made an even bigger splash opening the Toronto Film Festival.

    Selected Filmography

    Sine Plambech

    Sine Plambech

    Denmark

    Sine Plambech was born in Denmark, and is a senior researcher and anthropologist at the Danish Institute for International Studies. She has co-directed the documentaries LOVE ON DELIVERY (2007), TICKET TO PARADISE (2008), and TRAFFICKING (2010). HEARTBOUND (2018) is her latest film.